Research & Innovation


FPS Research and Innovation Line (R&I), is responsible for effectively promoting research and innovation in Health within Andalusia, one of the largest regions in Europe, with 8.4 million inhabitants.

FPS is the facilitator, upholder, supporter, and common service provider to all research centers and groups throughout the entire scientific process: development of resources (infrastructure, financing, career development and talent mobility), implementation and effective realization of scientific production (in methodology, management, etc.) and the transferring of research results to the industry and to society thereafter. To ensure full coverage of R&I services along the region, FPS coordinates local research managing foundations though a collaborative network so-called Research Managing Foundations Network of the Andalusian Public Health System.

Likewise, FPS undertakes direct management of strategic projects from the Andalusian Regional Ministry of Health and Families, acting as the backbone of biomedical research in the Public Health System of Andalusia. Within the framework of these strategic projects, and under the direct management and support of FPS, thirteen research groups carry out their R&I activities focusing on priority research areas: Chronic Diseases (including cancer), Advanced Therapies, Precision Medicine, Rare Diseases and Health Technology Assessment.

Name   Location Research Area
Cell Therapy for Diabetes Mellitus and Cancer (CTS004).
PI: Vivian Capilla
+info CABIMER Diabetes/Cancer
Retinal degeneration: from genetics to therapy (CTS672).
PI: Francisco Díaz Corrales
+info CABIMER Rare Diseases
Proteases and Extracellular Matrix (CTS641).
PI: J. Carlos Rodríguez-Manzaneque
+info GENYO Cancer
Cell and Gene Therapy GMP Network
PI: Rafael Solana Lara
Co-IP: Rosario Sánchez Pernaute
FPS-headquarters (Sevilla) Advanced Therapies
Pancreatic Islet Development and regeneration (CTS934).
PI: Benoit Gauthier
Co-PI. A. Martín Montalvo
+info CABIMER Diabetes/ Aging
Genetics of Complex Diseases (CTS005).
PI: Marta Alarcón Riquelme
+info GENYO Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
Magnetic Resonance and Metabolomics (CTS1046 PROV).
PI: Maria Luisa García Martín
+info BIONAND Metabolomics
Bioinformatics Research Area
PI: Joaquín Dopazo Blazquez
+info FPS/Virgen del Rocío Hospital Precision Medicine / Early Predictive Diagnosis
Health Technology Assessment Research Area
PI: Jose Antonio Blasco Amaro
Co-PI: Juan Carlos Rejón
FPS-headquarters (Sevilla) Rare Diseases / HTA
Biology of LINE-1 retrotransposons (BIO0028).
PI: Jose Luis García Pérez
+info GENYO Rare Diseases / Cancer
Gene and Cell Therapy (BIO326).
PI: Francisco Martín Molina
+info GENYO Cancer
Gene Regulation, Stem Cells and Development (BIO319).
PI: Verónica Ramos Mejía
+info GENYO Cancer
Synthetic Biology and Intelligent Therapeutic Nanosystems (BIO339-PROV).
PI: Guillermo de la Cueva
+info BIONAND Cancer

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